Permanent Supportive Housing
PSH provides housing and supportive services to disabled and/or mental health individuals. Eligible clients have a portion of their monthly rent paid and receive individual support to help them sustain housing.
For qualifying clients, SMCAA pays a portion of the client's monthly rent. This payment is based on the income of that client. SMCAA also works with the client's Mental Health Worker and other community organizations to provide additional support services as wraparound programming in order to help and support the individual to sustain housing.
There is no application process. Mental Health Worker must send referral to SMCAA directly.
Rapid Rehousing and Eviction Prevention
Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) provides funds for a variety of activities to address homelessness as authorized under the federal Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act of 2009 and State program requirements. SMCAA administers the ESG program with funding received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to individuals and families in Cass and Van Buren Counties.
SMCAA provides participants with housing case management, supportive services, and rental assistance through Rapid Rehousing and Eviction Prevention.
ESG targets individuals and households with children that are coming directly from the streets or emergency shelter. There is no application process. Clients must be referred.
Homeless Family Shelter
SMCAA has an emergency shelter for women, children, and families for up to 90 days located in Van Buren County.
The SMCAA Emergency Shelter provides temporary housing for individuals and/or families experiencing homelessness. Those residents may stay and receive supportive services designed to enable them to develop necessary life skills and move into supportive or permanent housing.
Those in need may call 269-605-4526 for direct contact with SMCAA staff at the Shelter.